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"SHRED IT and FORGET IT" MS Shred Day

Attorney General Jim Hood, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, Shred-it, President/CEO John O’Hara of the Better Business Bureau, BancorpSouth, CredAbility (formerly The Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Jackson), and Mississippi State University Extension Service are pleased to announce Mississippi's SEVENTH Community Shred Day.  The purpose of the event is to promote consumer protection and awareness of identity theft, one of the fastest growing crimes in the country and the state.  You are invited to bring up to 5 bags of your sensitive documents to be shred Continue Reading >

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Shedding Light on the Credit-Reporting Industry

Whether it’s after a shopping spree or before you make it big purchase, it's probably a wise move to check your credit report. You can get a free credit report from each of three largest credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion) once a year at AnnualCreditReport.comContinue Reading >

NACA Leads the Way in Innovative Approaches to Consumer Education and Consumer Advocacy Resources

The National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA) is a non-profit association of attorneys and consumer advocates committed to representing customers’ interests. Our members are private and public sector attorneys, legal services attorneys, law professors and law students whose primary focus is the protection and representation of consumers. NACA’s members focus much of their efforts on advocating for individuals who have been victimized by fraudulent, abusive, or predatory business practices. Continue Reading >

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La Casa Blanca emite una proclamación para la Semana Nacional de Protección del Consumidor

En reconocimiento de la Semana Nacional de Protección del Consumidor, la Casa Blanca expidió la siguiente proclamación: Continue Reading >

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¡Ésta es la Semana Nacional de Protección del Consumidor!

Hoy comienza la Semana Nacional de Protección del Consumidor, y es la mejor y más grande de todas las semanas NCPW de los últimos 15 años. Continue Reading >

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Protect Yourself from Buyer’s Remorse

This blog post is part of a series for National Consumer Protection Week

When you buy something it’s hard to know if you’re getting the best deal – and that includes when military families, who are often targets for marketers, are making big financial decisions. Even though some companies might try to take advantage of people, there are things servicemembers can do to make sure they’re getting their money’s worth. Continue Reading >

6 Tip-offs to Rip-offs: Don't Fall for Health Fraud Scams

Bogus product! Danger! Health fraud alert!

You’ll never see these warnings on health products, but that’s what you ought to be thinking when you see claims like “miracle cure,” “revolutionary scientific breakthrough,” or “alternative to drugs or surgery.”

Health fraud scams have been around for hundreds of years. The snake oil salesmen of old have morphed into the deceptive, high-tech marketers of today. They prey on people’s desires for easy solutions to difficult health problems—from losing weight to curing serious diseases like cancer. Continue Reading >

6 Tip-offs to Rip-offs: Don't Fall for Health Fraud Scams

Bogus product! Danger! Health fraud alert!

You’ll never see these warnings on health products, but that’s what you ought to be thinking when you see claims like “miracle cure,” “revolutionary scientific breakthrough,” or “alternative to drugs or surgery.”

Health fraud scams have been around for hundreds of years. The snake oil salesmen of old have morphed into the deceptive, high-tech marketers of today. They prey on people’s desires for easy solutions to difficult health problems—from losing weight to curing serious diseases like cancer. Continue Reading >

Tweet Your Consumer Questions to the Experts

Got questions about debt collection, identity theft or online safety? Here’s your chance to get them answered, live, by consumer protection experts.

On Wednesday, March 6 at 2:00 PM EST, the Federal Citizen Information Center of the U.S. General Services Administration and the Federal Trade Commission and will host a Twitter chat to answer your questions about debt collection, guarding against identity theft, protecting yourself and loved ones online, and other consumer protection topics. Continue Reading >

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